Australian international defender Aan leijer joined Norwich on
loan from Fulham on 2nd February 2009 until the end of the 2008/9
Leijer began his career with Melbourne Knights before finding
success with Melbourne Victory where they won the A-League and
he was named Young Player of the Year in 2006/7. He joined Fulham
in August 2007 but has yet to break through to Roy Hodgson's first
team. He consistently played for the Fulham FC reserve team throughout
the 2007/2008 season and was also included in the squads to face
both Liverpool and Reading, but stayed on the bench both times.
Although tipped by Fulham reserve coach Billy McKinlay to make
a greater impact in the first team during 2008/9, he has only
made the bench once, in the Carling Cup defeat to Burnley.
A permanent fixture for Australia at both under-20 and under-23
levels, he has since been capped at full international level,
against Singapore in March last year.
Adrian is someone who Ian Crook
has worked with during Adrian's time with Australia under-20s,
Bryan Gunn told City's official website.I
have seen him playing for Fulham reserves and together with David
Carney he will provide us with extra cover - I am delighted to
have him on board for the remainder of the season.
Adrian made a total of 4 appearances and could not assist Norwich
in avoiding relegation to League One
Adrian returned to Australia on 21st August 2009, rejoining Melbourne
Victory for an undisclosed fee. In his first season, he scored
in the Australian A-League final for Melbourne Victory to draw
level against Sydney but Sydney went on to win 4-2 on penalties.
On 25th February 2015, he signed for Chinese super-league team
Chongqing Lifan. He had made 135 league appearances for the Victory.
On 2nd February 2016, he moved to South Korea to sign for K-League Classic side Suwon FC.